Thursday, June 2, 2011

VIncent & Violet 8 Weeks




OMG. The puppies have grown sooo beautiful . I knew that everyone of them was soo special. They are so loving and fiesty at the same time- Just like a parti colored cocker is suppose to be.
I can not believe they are going home. I have made my pick of the litter and I will tell you about them later. It was one of the most difficult decisions I really ever had to make in regards to this. I really agonized about it for weeks- but in the end I took the puppy that I thought would grow into a gorgeous show dog- and also the one who was connected to my heart-stay tuned...
Here are some beautiful pictures I will cherish of my little Vincent & Violet babies.

Link to the 8 week Video:
Link to the 7 week Video:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Violet & Vincent 5 Weeks Old

Well I love watching these puppies much more than doing anything else- especially laundry, cleaning and regular chores- which is what I am behind in cause all i want to do is play with the puppies. Good thing they sleep lots of the day- cause then my family would not eat...LOL But I have been enjoying taking them outside. And I think they like it too- because they WHIIIIIIIIINE when they want attention or come out to play. Then when they come in they sleep for HOURS. They are very expressive..(HA) I can't wait for Vincent's Mom Kathy (my handler) to come and see them! She will be here in a few weeks right before they are ready to go to their new homes. Violet loves them but they are now overpowering her..See the attached pic of her asking me when they are leaving?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Violet & Vincent 1 month old

Oh My Goodness- the puppies are getting so big and cuddly. They wrestle with each other, are eating mish mash food, play with their toys- are wiggly for haircuts, tell me how they feel with growls and barks. They are just very active now. Violet is looking to escape any way she can and them comes looking for them a few hours later. I think they are certainly overwhelming to her now that they have BIG SHARP TEETH....LOL But for a first time mom- she was good. She does love to play with them- but you can see she gets nervous when they are really hungry...LOL! They are like little scavengers. I am very happy with every one of them and it will make my job very difficult to pick one to keep in a few weeks. I am anxious for the weather to get a little warmer so they can go outside and play.
You can watch their video here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

3 Weeks Violet and Vincent Puppies

WOW- THis week went by super fast and the puppies are really growing and now they started playing and mouthing each other and really starting to get SUPER CUTE> WE are hopeful the we will keep one for ourselves- but which one will we choose??? I don't even know which one yet as they are all so special. Enjoy!

Link to their video here

Monday, April 18, 2011

Violet & Vincent 2 Weeks Old

I can not believe these puppies started walking around before their eyes even opened. THis week I was able to speak personally to all the people waiting to get one. All very lovely families indeed and everyone is just as excited as me. I am so lucky for them to have contracted me. Everyone is growing like a weed and so is their hair- they got their first face trim. SOme even told me how they felt about by grunting and giving me a hard time..LOL! Unimaginable at 2 weeks old!!! THey spend most their day snuggling all together and very content. I can not wait to see how they will grow in the next few weeks.

Link to their video here.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vince & Violet 1 week old...

Wow- I can't believe a week has already passed. Most of the puppies have doubled in size and are doing very well. Violet took a little while to take on her role as mother but she is doing great now. The only thing she refuses to do is clean their rears- but I think somewhere down the line she heard that champions don't do that....other than that she is very loving and attentive to them. Each of the puppies is filling out and I love each and everyone more and more. They are sooo nice. I truly am in love with each and everyone of them. It has been a little while since a litter of this size and I have to say 6 is the perfect number. I have had litters of 1 and 9 and can tell you six is totally the best! They are very happy puppies...

Link to their video here.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

VIolet and Vincent Puppies Arrive 3/31/11

We are so excited that our long awaited breeding of Vincent (Ch. Tell Tails Proof Positive) and Violet (Ch. Schiely's Mystic Breeze) have delivered us 6 gorgeous puppies. VIncent is one of my favorite all time boys. He taught me what reach and drive was suppose to look like and contrary to what some people think is one of the most important traits a sporting dog can possess. I had the pleasure of watching 8 year old Vincent win the Best in Show of Veterans at the Milton, NY dog show in March. It was very exciting as we cheered him on and was professionally handles by his partner Haley Hesskew. I also was lucky enough to attend Westminster Kennel Club dog show in NYC in February to cheer him and Haley on. It was such a memorable weekend (Love you Vince!)
Both Violet and Vincent are up to date on CERF and have have their hips registered with OFA.
We are planning on keeping a puppy from this litter and do have some wonderful homes already waiting for the puppies we do not keep for ourselves. Thank you for the inquiries.
Check Back Next week for pictures:)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

MDG's Garden Parti : "Dahlia"

We are happy to announce that after having her evaluated for the showing- MDG's Garden Parti aka Dahlia has the makings of a beautiful showgirl and conforms to the breed standard nicely. She has nice conformation with a sassy showgirl attitude to match. When she was born we knew she was special- and as she started to grow- she just got more beautiful by the day. But it was not really about her beauty- because all puppies are cute- but it was about her presence. She could just make your head turn and say "look at me". I do love that about her. She is comically funny and fiesty all at the same time.

She has gone to stay and train with her grandma Kathy in Pennsylvania. There we get reports that free-stacks in front of the fridge to get a treat, trots around with her tail in the air with her toys, loves to meet new people and get their undivided attention. Cuddles, watches TV and naps with Jimmy (Kathy's Hubby) and LOVES BOLOGNA.

We look forward to her show career starting in June 2011. She will be coming back to New York second weekend of June for a 4 day show in Yorktown Heights, NY. I look forward to seeing how she has grown. If you are in the area we would love to see you there. Your can also look for her in Sturbridge, MA at the ASC Nationals in the 6-9 puppy class. If Dahlia finishes her championship- she will be our first homebred champion which would be very special to us.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Honeysuckle is a Champion

So I traveled 9 hours with my brother and his girlfriend, Diana in a snowstorm to see Honeysuckle show- not knowing if she would come home with me. She only needed 1 point to finish and there actually turned out to be a magor- so there was alot of compitition. On Sunday- she took it home. She looked so beautiful and gaited around the ring with elegance. SHe was not a puppy anymore- she was so grown up. Kathy Korab did such a wonderful job presenting her. Her husband, Jimmy did an even better job of spoiling her. She went to Kathy's as a puppy and she grew up in Jimmy's arms- sleeping in bed with him each night. She loved to cuddle and he loved her very much and it shows. Well- she came home on Sunday- and I have to say she might just be one of the most loving dogs I have ever met. She ran into my 6 year old's arms like she knew her forever. She is truly a merry soul. Thank you Kathy and Jimmy for taking such wonderful care of her; it could not show more.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Junior Handler, Haley Hesskew

I just wanted to take this opportunity to Congratulate Haley Hesskew, Kathy Korab's (our handler) daughter. Not only did she did she finish as the #1 Junior Handler for our breed (in all 3 vareties) to get her a special invitation to Westminster in February 2011; but she also won best Junior Handler at American Spaniel Club in January 2011. An article about Haley was featured in SHOWSIGHT Magazine in the January Issue. She handles Vinny's father, "Vince", Ch. Tell-Tail's Proof Positive. Congratulations Haley!

Vinny in Showsight Magazine- January 2010

We were very honored that Vinny was chosen to be included in the January 2010 issue of Showsight magazine. I only had a day to design the ad and was relieved when I sent it in on time. Vinny was chosen because he ranked in the top 10 Parti Cocker Spaniels for most of 2010. We are very proud of his accomplishments and are looking forward to seeing his nice qualities in his puppies.